Dr. Gerald L. Sapp



Saturday May 04, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

St. Anne's Episcopal Church

Tifton, GA

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Dr. Gerald Sapp passed away on March 29, 2019 at his residence in Kennesaw, GA. The family will receive guests at St. Anne's Episcopal Church on May 4th from 10am to 12pm.

Dr. Sapp was born to the late Mary Ethel and Richard Spencer Sapp, III in Coffee County. He graduated from Auburn University, then attended the Medical College of Georgia for his doctorate and fulfilled his residency at UAB. Jerry began his orthopedic surgeon career serving the Tifton community in the early 70's. He touched many lives throughout his career and his patients filled his life as well. He loved a good joke and was a storyteller. Some of his best stories were of his operating room buddies. He reluctantly retired in 1995 due to medical issues but couldn't sit still for too long. Jerry decided he could develop hotels and properties and he set off on another adventure. Through those next years, he became a successful, honest, trustworthy business man with a brilliant mind. Those who truly knew him would agree wholeheartedly. His legacy is full, and will be carried on with his family. Jerry and Marilyn had relocated to the Kennesaw area to be near their children and grandchildren.

His is survived by the love of his life, Marilyn Sapp. They were inseparable for 40 years. He also leaves behind his daughters, Kelly Schatz, Maredith Sapp, Mary Margaret Sapp, Laura Sapp and sons Gerald Sapp, Jr and Richard Spencer Sapp, IV. He was the proud papa of 4 grandchildren, Emma, Cole, Ava and Lily Schatz.

As a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church, we kindly ask that memorial donations are made to the church in his honor in lieu of flowers.
Published on May 1, 2019
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Tommy Massey
May 03, 2019
Marlyn and kids I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you through this difficult time Love y’all the Massey Family
Terri flowers Rocker
May 03, 2019
Kelly, Marylin and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have lived in Jackson, Ga for the passed 6 years and I had no idea ya'll were in Kennesaw. I am praying for your family.
Deraine Graham
May 02, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you all.
Luann Deason
May 02, 2019
Loved Jerry Sapp & Marilyn. He will be missed. God Bless you Marilyn and family.
Gina Cantu
May 01, 2019
Kelly my niece's and nephew.
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers and heart.
Ray Gene & Laverne Sumner
May 01, 2019
Special prayers for your family at this difficult time♥️
Marilyn Sapp
Apr 29, 2019